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Manufacturing Intelligence Spotlight: COLUMBIA

Manufacturing Intelligence Spotlights from CanadianManufacturing.com outline key data on the top 21 global export markets.



The biggest opportunities for Canadian companies include key growth sectors, such as: industrial and transportation equipment, chemicals, oil and gas, energy

GDP: $435.4 billion (2010 est.)

GDP growth: 4.3% (2010 est.)

GDP per capita: $9,800 (2010 est.)

Population: 44,725,543 (July 2011 est.)

Labour force: 21.78 million (2008)

Products: coffee, cut flowers, bananas, rice, tobacco, corn, sugarcane, cocoa beans, oilseed, vegetables; forest products; shrimp

Industry: textiles, food processing, clothing and footwear, foodstuffs, chemicals, cement, gold, coal, emeralds

Exports: $40.78 billion (2010 est.)

Export Markets: petroleum, coffee, coal, nickel, emeralds, apparels, bananas, cut flowers

Export partners: U.S. (42%), E.U. (12.6%), China (5.2%), Ecuador (4.5%)

Trade activity with Canada:

Exports to Columbia: $418.1M

Major exports to Columbia: vegetable products ($146.4M), machinery and electrical components ($71.4M), base metals ($21M), minerals products ($35M), chemicals products ($44.7M)

Imports from Columbia: $474.6M

Major imports: vegetable products ($248.6M), mineral products ($155.6M)

Trade Commissioner
Mrs. Claudia Paola Gutierrez Chaves
The Embassy of Canada to Colombia / Ambassade du Canada en Colombie
Scotiabank Tower, 14th Floor Carrera 7 # 114-33 , Bogota, Colombia
(011-57-1) 657-9800 Fax: (011-57-1) 657-9915
bgota-td@international.gc.ca

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Sources: Export Development Canada , Statistics Canada and The CIA World Factbook

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